ALMA MARTHA has asked members of the SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB team from Basel and Berlin to come to South Africa as mentors and performance artists for the first ever Social Muscle Club in South Africa. SMC is an interactive game of participation and with sharing of performance gifts. ALMA MARTHA invited local artists to create the space and those to perform.
LET’S WINNER – Social Muscle Club Cape Town style ARTISTS: Matthew King, Thug Nation, Fanie Buys, Liza Grobler, Raees Saiet and DJ ST(E)AK *Many prizes to be given… f.ex. the winner of the Artist in Residence at SKÖVDKE ART MUSEUM in SWEDEN #clogsarecool #meatballlove WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2016 Doors Open 6pm Game and Performances 6:30 – 9:30 PM Scalabrini Refugee Center 47 Commercial St, 8001 Cape Town
SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB takes on JOHANNESBURG ARTISTS: Anthea Moys, Roberto Pombo, Khujto Green, Koeks Confection, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Ed Young and DJ ST(E)AK SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016 Doors Open 6pm Game and Performances 6:30 – 9:30 PM Troyeville Hotel Albertina Sisulu Rd, 2139 Johannesburg
+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS to PERFORM and PLAY in both CITIES: BENEDIKT WYSS, VALERIE RENAY, TAYFUN SCHULZKE and CHRISTOPH SCHÖN
SMC examines our practice with urban communities in response to the question: How can we face our fears? It begins with personal fears, from facing up to asking for help to confronting stage fright, and ʻjumping over our own shadows.’ The outcome of these interactions open the idea of expanding practice to take in the urgent social and political questions of our time – issues such as inequality, social separation, disconnection and apathy. SMC asks, ‘does changing ourselves initiate change in our neighborhoods, our cities, the world?’ From this initial phase of training with one another, an underlying principle emerges: Through art, can we foster our capacity and potential? (We are crossing our fingers)! #yeswhythehellnot The evening is free of charge and offers incredible performances, music that will make your bootie shake, art interventions, plus munchies, some drinks and more. We hope you come and play.
In March, Lago Mio was inaugurated by artist Johannes Willi, and from July the new residency in the old town of Lugano will open its doors to the next guests. After extensive discussions of the 112 applications, the Jury (Elise Lammer, Gio …mehr
The video exhibition On Fire – Vulnerable Footage with works by Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schl …mehr
Thank you for 111 applications. The jury (Elise Lammer, Giovanna Silva, and Benedikt Wyss) will agree on 2 candidates in the next weeks. Announcement: 15 May. All news about the Residence will be published on http://bit.ly/lagomiolugano. …mehr